Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
DJ Eco

4th line appreciation thread

23 posts in this topic

I think it's safe to say that one of the better things DeBoer has done this year was playing a big role in putting together this fourth line. I recall myself rolling my eyes when I heard we signed Bernier, a free agent coming off a blehhh season from DeBoer's old team. And I was even more skeptical when I heard we picked up Ryan Carter off waivers, after a bad start to the season on DeBoer's old team.

Obviously DeBoer knew something we didn't know, and now it's coming to fruition. I thought they'd been solid down the last stretch, always giving it their all. And don't look now, but the 4th line has meant EVERYTHING to us this series, the most unlikely motley crew of overachievers that anyone could have expected the past two weeks (with Little Gio in the mix).

Now here's the question, do you re-sign them at the end of the year? Do you think they've earned it yet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i read this on another board and thought it was funny:

@RobDEVS

Line naming is the best. The Devils 4th line is the CBGB's line (Carter-Bernier-Gionta's Brother). The best.”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Our second best production line in this series, right? They've been da bomb.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Our second best production line in this series, right? They've been da bomb.

Not only that, but their timing has been impeccable. CLUTCH goals.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

im amazed at how consistent they've been. they play so well together and hope they keep it up!

i would say sure, why not keep them next year.. if they can keep playing like they are now and as long as they dont ask for much $

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bernier and perhaps Carter seem to have earned the Camp tryout this fall, and perhaps jobs next season too

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what i hope is that this has finally convinced lou that a plugger for plugger's sake is only acceptable as a 13th forward for about 15 games a year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what i hope is that this has finally convinced lou that a plugger for plugger's sake is only acceptable as a 13th forward for about 15 games a year.

Amen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This was pretty much an accident. I think if Gio Jr. doesn't score the last game of the season, Boulton or Cam is out there stinking things up.

I'm not ready to praise anyone for not rolling goons out there, Boulton probably had one of the crappiest seasons ever by someone not named Nino Niederreiter. And he kept on playing. So if either/or Lou or Pete decided enough was enough, it took a damn long time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hope they get resigned and that I never have to see Jansen, Boulton or Mills play hockey again. It's an AWESOME feeling to have a 4th line that actually competes and is not a horrible defensive liability.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They outplay the third line and contribute more key goals than the Elias line. We need them tomorrow for sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Honestly, I feel like this is been our 2nd line with an argument that down the stretch it fealt like our top to lines were 3 and 4. Regardless we need a huge game from them today.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was talking about this the day of the game! I was so impressed Bernier and that line ... They gave the crowd a good wake up

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Imagine if we had Josefson right now.

Max, I don't think there was any plausible scenario in which Boulton or Jannsen would sniff the ice, especially against Florida where there isn't really animosity. Frankly, it would be more likely that the Devils pull a Chris Kreider with someone like Reid Boucher rather than dressing Boulton or Jannsen. Hell, I'd rather give Hugh Jessiman a call if he were available.

A sideshow act gets you nowhere in the playoffs.

Edited by Daniel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cant stop thinking CBGB's!!! Pure friggin' genius!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I owe Gionta and Bernier apologies lol, I thought since neither was doing well for Albany and little Gio didn't exactly impress during his stint last year either that they were just throwing more crap up against a wall. But they've both been godsends, particuarly this series. And I wasn't particuarly impressed with Carter either when he put up a -15 fairly quickly, but he's played a lot better since he's actually been put with other NHL talent on the fourth line.

Junior Gio already has more goals in his NHL career than Zharkov :giggle:

Edited by NJDevs4978

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0